Pieter Koene has 16 years of experience in Management Consulting of which the last 13 years at PricewaterhouseCoopers. Within PricewaterhouseCoopers, his focus is on Banking (Retail & Commercial Banking), specializing in Strategy Execution and Operating Model Transformation. Pieter is experienced in helping clients bridge the gap between Strategy & Execution by defining and realizing Operating Models (including business structures and processes) that reflect strategic objectives, are better focused on their core business and are as simple as possible, standard, reliable and profitable. He has a proven track record of working with management teams of (inter)national companies (and leading projects) on a broad range of strategic and operational questions, including Target Operating Model restructuring, Carve-Outs and Postmerger integrations, digital/industry disruption, cost reduction & risk and performance management. Pieter has published over 15 articles (e.g. in Holland Management Review, Banking Review and Financieel Dagblad) most of which focus on aspects or forms of organizational restructuring.
Martijn Ars is a Senior Manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers and has guided banks through all sorts of transformational change. Having a background in engineering he is programmed to design innovative solutions for complex problems and design thinking is hard-wired into his brain. Over the past 12 years he applied these skills as a management consultant in the banking industry. Martijn has worked with various banks across the globe to design value propositions that better address customer needs and (IT) operating models that are better fit for purpose. He holds a MSc degree in Industrial Engineering & Management Science from the Eindhoven University of Technology. During his work as consultant at PricewaterhouseCoopers, he has followed executive education at INSEAD Business School and Maastricht University. Furthermore he is a certified Lean Green Belt, Agile Scrum Product Owner and Scaled Agile Framework professional.<br><br> Pieter Koene and Martijn Ars are nominated within PricewaterhouseCoopers to stand-up a global impact center on Enterprise Agility with 5-10 colleagues and experts on this topic from other territories (US, UK, Germany, France, Asia, Australia). PricewaterhouseCoopers is open to discuss opportunities on who is the best candidate to be co-author and represent the firm on this topic. The purpose of PricewaterhouseCoopers' Impact Center is to strengthen its global brand and industry awareness around Enterprise Agility and organizational redesign. The impact center will help our clients to reinvent themselves and transform into new organizational models that are better fit to realize the companies purpose and strategic objectives. The PricewaterhouseCoopers Impact Center will host various client seminars and conferences on Enterprise Agility and organizational redesign.
Ard-Pieter de Man is a professor of Management Studies at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and has published widely on these topics. His international publications have mainly been for an academic audience. Publications in Dutch have reached a wide audience and won some awards, specifically from management consulting associations. He is an expert in the areas of alliances, networks, open innovation and partnerships. He has many years of experience in consulting in the strategy, innovation and organization field and published over a dozen books and over fifty articles on these topics. He is particularly interested in connecting the field of organization design to the field of innovation. How to design organizations to make it easier for them to change and adapt to ever-changing market demands is his core topic. He also works on new business models for consultants. At the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, he leads research projects in all these fields.